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With wellness travel trending off the charts, Wailea is making a case for itself as Maui’s healthful getaway of choice. The oceanfront destination benefits from its inspiring environment and curative traditions, according to Christianna Claghorn, spa director for Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui.
“Our island plays a major role in providing the tranquility many individuals need to become more self-aware,” Claghorn said. “The energy of the land and culture soothes and heals the mind, body and soul.”
Among Fairmont Kea Lani’s latest wellness innovations is the New Moon Series, which is timed with Hawaii’s lunar calendar. Designed to restore balance and help travelers feel more centered, the monthly sessions concentrate on meditation, yoga or sound healing and come with a takeaway gift.
Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea recently debuted several wellness experiences, including the Stand-Up Paddleboard High Intensity Interval Training class. Held in the mellow waters fronting the hotel, the session incorporates power paddling with exercises for agility, core strength and balance.
At Hotel Wailea, clients expand their minds while relaxing their bodies in their private suite during Serenity Sound Bath. Metal Tibetan singing bowls — blessed by Himalayan monks — create vibrations and tones that lead guests toward well-being.
Spa Grande at Grand Wailea has introduced Hawaii’s first-ever Lightstim Lounge, where light therapy promises to reduce wrinkles and maintain healthy skin. Also new are nutritional hemp upgrades, which clients can add to any massage to address pain, inflammation and anxiety.
Additionally, Wailea Golf Club’s 25th anniversary is in full swing. On the 25th day of each month in 2019, one player on each of the Gold and Emerald courses receives a free round of golf. Throughout the year, clients can score other freebies and enjoy $25 off massages.